The Billings Symphony Orchestra & Coral presents an Explore Music! Master Class with world-class pianist Brian Ganz. Mr. Ganz will be sharing his talents and experiences with four local piano students: Mariah Demars, Caden Moore, Julien Rollins, & Tanner Jorden. These sessions are open for public viewing, for free.
Brian Ganz is regarded internationally as one of the leading pianists of his generation. "One comes away from a Brian Ganz recital not only exhilarated by the power of the performance but also moved by his search for artistic truth." - Joan Reinthaler, Washington Post
Mr. Ganz is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music where he studied with Leon Fleisher. He also studied with Ylda Novik and the late Claire Deene. A gifted teacher, he has been Artist-in-Residence at St. Mary's College of Maryland since 1986, and in 2000 joined the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory. He has been honored to serve on numerous competition juries, including the Long-Thibaud Competition.
Mr. Ganz deems himself "an active explorer of the many ways in which the study and performance of great music can remind us of the Spirit that unites all living things." He has donated numerous performances in benefit concerts and was a founding member of the Washington Chapter of Artists to End Hunger.
Master Class Performer Listing
Mariah Demars, student of Anna Gramza
Valse Opus 69, Frederic Chopin
Caden Moore, student of Palma Wolverton
Etude, Opus 10 #12, Frederic Chopin
Julien Rollins, student of Delores Vigesaa
Intermezzo Opus 117 #3, Johannes Brahms
Tanner Jorden, student of Dorothea Cromley
La Campanella, Franz Listz